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Floor slab of Hendrik Zoudenbalch

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 98
Name Floor slab of Hendrik Zoudenbalch
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a worn inscription in a cartouche in the upper half, a worn away inscription along the edge and the indents of removed brasses in the centre and in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St Martin´s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the church
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab was originally located on the southeast side of the crossing, in front of the rood screen. Both the slab and the vault it covered were initially reserved for Hendrik's uncle Evert Zoudenbalch, who was treasurer of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church). Evert was eventually buried in the St. Elisabethsgasthuis (St Elizabeth's hospital) in Utrecht, which he himself had founded. In 1525 Evert's slab and vault were granted to Hendrik by the chapter of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk.
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks Canon Willem van Schellenberch (d. 1565) was buried in the same grave. No information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Henric Soudebalch (Hendrik Zoudenbalch)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [77] Henric Soudebalch (Hendrik Zoudenbalch) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 321 x 193 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the central quatrefoil and corner quatrefoils were originally inlaid with engraved brass plates which showed heraldry
Condition In poor condition. The slab shows large breaks and is badly worn. The inscription in the cartouche is partly legible, the inscription along the edge is illegible (worn away).
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 100; no. 44
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 31; fol. 18r
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 131, 288, 342; no. 67
  • Peeters, C.J.A.C.; Haslinghuis, E.J., De Nederlandse Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, dl. II, De provincie Utrecht, Eerste stuk, De gemeente Utrecht, Tweede aflevering, De Dom van Utrecht ('s-Gravenhage 1965), 388-389; no. 107
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-93, photo no. 967-93_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks A drawing of the (now missing) heraldry is included in Buchelius's 'Monumenta'

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [98] Floor slab of Hendrik Zoudenbalch

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a worn inscription in a cartouche in the upper half, a worn away inscription along the edge and the indents of removed brasses in the centre and in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 321 x 193 x 0
Date
Year 1475-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification The slab was made long before Evert Zoudenbalch's death in 1503
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the crossing, on the south side
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry centre of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: barry of eight, the even bars with ten saltirels, 4-3-2-1 (gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken, de even balken beladen met tien schuinkruisjes, 4-3-2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Zoudenbalch
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: barry of eight, the even bars with ten saltirels, 4-3-2-1 (gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken, de even balken beladen met tien schuinkruisjes, 4-3-2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Zoudenbalch
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: three rings, 2-1 (drie ringen, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: three zules, 2-1 (drie zuilen, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Zuylen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: quarterly, I, IV: three zules, 2-1; II, III: a contourny lion (gevierendeeld, I, IV: drie zuilen, 2-1; II , III: een omgewende klimmende leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription has worn away. Traces of letters along the bottom edge.
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription cartouche in the upper half of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno XVc XXXVI XVIII Aprilis obiit venerabilis vir, dominus Henric Soudebalch, canonicus Traiectensis, hic sepultus, cuius anima requiescat in pace.
Translation
English translation In the year 1536 on April 18 died the venerable man, sir Hendrik Zoudenbalch, canon of the Utrecht Dom Church, buried here, whose soul may rest in peace.
Dutch translation In het jaar 1536 op 18 april stierf de eerbiedwaardige man, heer Hendrik Zoudenbalch, kanunnik van de Utrechtse Domkerk, hier begraven, wiens ziel in vrede moge rusten.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [77] Henric Soudebalch (Hendrik Zoudenbalch) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The transcription has been taken from literature: today, the inscription is only partly legible. Buchelius read 1526 instead of 1536.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 77
Personal details
Name Henric Soudebalch (Hendrik Zoudenbalch)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1536/04/18
Additional remarks Brother of Gerrit and nephew of Evert Zoudenbalch, who were both treasurer of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht. Hendrik was buried in this church. His vault and slab were originally reserved for his uncle Evert Zoudenbalch who was eventually buried in the St. Elisabethsgasthuis (St Elizabeth's hospital) in Utrecht, which he himself had founded.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk in Utrecht from 20 December 1508; canon at the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht; dean at the Mariakerk (St. Mary's Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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